If you have pets or livestock, you’ve likely thought about the problem of parasites before. After all, we’re accustomed to administering some type of dewormer to our animals on a regular basis. But have you ever considered that people can get intestinal parasites as well?
As much as we may not want to think that this is true, it’s a fact. A long list of worm parasites can affect people, including roundworm, flatworm, hookworm, tapeworm, and whipworm.
Signs of Intestinal Parasites in People
Parasites can live in the intestines for years without causing symptoms, but at times, they do cause symptoms including:
- abdominal pain
- nausea or vomiting
- gas and bloating
- dysentary (loose stools containing blood and mucus)
- rash or itching around the rectum or vulva
- weight loss
- passing a worm in stool
In addition, tapeworms can cause these symptoms:
- lumps or bumps under the skin
- allergic reaction
- neurological problems such as seizures
Diagnosing Intestinal Parasites in People
Traditional doctors may not consider parasites as a cause to the above symptoms but you can ask for fecal testing that may identify some types of parasites.
Other diagnostic tests include:
- Blood tests can be used to detect some types of parasites that migrate to the blood; and
- Tape test: this involves placing clear tape around the anus. The tape can be examined under a microscope for the presence of pinworms or their eggs.
Treating Intestinal Parasites in People
Even without a diagnosis, there are a number of holistic remedies you can use to self-treat if you believe you may have intestinal parasites. Some of these include:
- Avoiding simple carbohydrates from refined foods, many types of fruit, juices, dairy products, and all sugars except honey;
- Eating more raw garlic, pumpkin seeds, pomegranates, beets, and carrots, which have anti-parasitic properties;
- Drinking plenty of water to flush out your system;
- Eating plenty of fiber which may help to flush out worms;
- Taking probiotics; and
- Taking digestive enzymes.
Another way to treat intestinal parasites is to take DiaGuard for People, a completely safe, 100% natural non-chemical dewormer. While DiaGuard is deadly to parasites, it is completely safe for use in people, animals, and on plants. This product kills parasites by puncturing their exoskeleton, disrupting the soft waxy shell structure, perforating the digestive organs, and causing death in a short time.
DiaGuard is made from food grade Diatomaceous Earth which is completely safe to take internally. However, you should take care not to breathe in too much Diatomaceous Earth dust, as it may cause respiratory discomfort. To use DiaGuard, take a level tablespoon of powder in a glass of filtered water twice daily for 30 days. This can be done twice a year.
Food grade Diatomaceous Earth also detoxifies the body. It has been reported in scientific literature to absorb methyl mercury, e-coli, endotoxins, viruses, organophosphate pesticide residues, drug resides, and protein, perhaps even the proteinaceous toxins produced by some intestinal infections.
If you are concerned about intestinal parasites, it couldn’t hurt to take DiaGuard for People, as it has many other benefits too!